Feb, 26th Caring Friends, Spending Success, Sports Science and Obstacle Course.
After the trip to the police station I wanted to expand on my own ideas of poverty, criminals and linking the two as best I could for the boys. Here is my lesson:
Welcome everyone! I would like to say I am very pleased with you after going to the police station last meeting. WE are the DBC—-(continued with the creed) As you know, I wrote a note to the Police Officer to thank him for our tour and that we all signed it, I assume he got it.
When we were on our tour of the police station, some of what the police officer was saying was that the people the police come into contact with are making poor choices with their lives. Some people are desperate and want to get more money to survive, or they want to buy more drugs or they want to sell the things that they steal. Some people are so desperate that they decide to break the law in order to help their family and the people they love. It is up to the police to take care of people who break the law and encourage them make better choices in their life. Therefore, it appears that sometimes people without the ability to earn enough money for their families resort to crime.
We often feel like we want to help. Have you ever see people begging on the streets? Behind each person is a story. Without knowing that story it is hard to empathize with each situation. This is what I want you to think about…….
Sometimes you may notice a kid at school or in a neighborhood who needs a friend. Being a friend to someone can help them feel good about themselves. It is nice to be a friend. Some children are not friendly. Some kids can sometimes be mean to each other. For example: if a kid is living in a car they may not be able to wash their bodies, or clothes or hair very often. They may feel ashamed about this and may not want people to know about how they live. What happens to you if you don’t wash for a few days???
So if you think you can be a friend to someone. What might be a good way to help show that person you care? Let’s talk about all the things that you can think of that you could do that would show someone you care about them. Turn to person sitting next to you and tell them. I think the important point here is not to judge another persons situation.
Nice, now let’s focus on each of you. I want to talk about money. Lets look at ways you can be smart with your money.
read this book to boys
(Read the book while kids eat SNACK.) This book is about Chelsea and Jack and the choices they made with their money……..The message I get from this book is on page 25.
Have you ever heard someone say, “getting a good education is needed for a well paying job?” You might just help a kid enjoy school better through being their friend.
This concludes our time on Forensic Science, Police Station and Caring Friends.
Now we are going to do Sports Science
We will break into 3 activity groups, then do an obstacle course
I pulled the activities from this book
Activity 1 —Keep Your Eye on the Ball p. 37,
Activity 2 —Armed for Running p. 29
Activity 3 —Ball Bounce Bingo p. 17
1. try 3 hoops to start the Obstacle Course
2. pull yourself up the slide
3. swing across the bars
4. balancing on a wiggly line
5. crawl under dome
6. balancing on lily pads
7. swinging across the bars
8. do it all over again!10. Start all over again
9. go back to the beginning
10. do it all over again!